• Posting P and P+ grades in Aspen – QT4 2020

    Please read these instructions carefully as they have some significant changes to how we normally post grades in Aspen (see the CHS grading policy here). Here are the changes we need to make for QT4 grade posting due to the distance-learning measures necessary during the 2019-2020 school year: 1. You CANNOT…

  • Introduction to Health and Life Sciences

    Course Number: CXH-I /Category: History and Social Science, Elective /Credits: 2.5 /Recommended Grades: 10,11/Level: College Prep /Length: Quarter /Description: This quarter-length course provides students an opportunity to explore the field of Health & Life Sciences. It can also help prepare students for application to the Chelsea High School’s Health & Life…

  • Distance/Quarantine Learning Suggestions

    Please see official CPS suggested distance learning resources. Student/Teacher Communication Aspen “Student” tab in staff view allows direct emailing of students and guardians who are enrolled in a particular teacher’s courses as long as emails for students/guardians are in Aspen. Google Classroom for posts & updates Google Hangouts Chat for…

  • Creating a Children’s Book

    Course Number: C693CB / Category: Visual Arts, Electives / Credits: 2.5 / Recommended Grades: 10,11,12 / Level: College Prep / Length: Quarter / Description: This class is a unique ELA/art elective in which you will develop your own children’s book. After reading several children’s books and articles about children’s literature,…

  • Public Speaking

    Course Number: C186PS Category: English Language Arts, Electives / Credits: 2.5 / Recommended Grades: 10,11,12 / Level: College Prep / Length: Quarter / Description: Considering a career in business, politics, or education? Do you imagine yourself being a lawyer, counselor, real estate agent, performer, teacher, coach, announcer, or manager? These…

  • Display Aspen Family/Student Portal in Spanish

    You can change much of the language used in Aspen to Spanish by changing your “locale” under your preferences. Log into your Aspen account, click on your name near the top right, and select “set preferences.” This will pop open a dialog box where you can change your “default locale”…

  • Published Report Cards and Progress Reports in Aspen

    Parents and guardians can view electronic (pdf) versions of Chelsea High School progress reports and report cards for a limited time (approximately 2 weeks) whenever these reports are published in Aspen. For example, if Quarter 1 progress reports are published on October 15, they would be available for viewing/downloading until…

  • Mastery Biology

    Course Number: C411M /Category: Science /Credits: 10 /Recommended Grades: 9,10 /Level: College Prep /Length: Semester /Description: This course is intended for students who took, but did not receive credit for Biology (FAILED). Students study organic systems at the molecular level (through cell biology and genetics), the tissue and organ level,…

  • Mastery English 10

    Category: English /Credits: 10 /Recommended Grades: 10,11 /Level: College Prep /Length: Semester /Description: This course is intended for students who took, but did not receive credit for English 10 (FAILED). Students read a variety of literature (including drama, poetry, short stories, and novels) as well as topical, controversial, and nonfiction,…

  • Mastery English 9

    Category: English /Credits: 10 /Recommended Grades: 9,10 /Level: College Prep /Length: Semester /Description: This course is intended for students who took, but did not receive credit for English 9 (FAILED). This course focuses on learning and applying active reading strategies to a variety of texts, including drama, poetry, short stories,…

  • 1. Foreign Language Department Overview

    Category: Foreign LanguageDescription: Speaking a second language is now an important part of preparing for numerous careers. Students report that after graduating from college and getting their first job, their second language skills give them access to more opportunities and improve their chances for promotion. Research shows that good communication…

  • 1. English Department Overview

    Category: English Language Arts / Description: English Language Arts (ELA) Department courses are designed to provide students with the tools necessary to improve their skills in reading, writing, listening, speaking, and critical thinking. Students learn to read for information, but also to appreciate the beauty and power of language through…

  • 1. Visual Arts Department Overview

    Category: Visual ArtsDescription: Our mission is to educate students in creative thinking and production and the artistic process. We work to develop students’ understanding and appreciation of the artistic achievements of people from different times, places, and cultures. Our goal is to develop and teach a rich and rigorous curriculum…

  • 1. Special Education Department Overview

    Category: Special Education / Description: The Special Education Department at Chelsea High School provides a wide continuum of services for students with disabilities. We provide services in least restrictive environment based on the individual student’s needs, as agreed upon at their Team Meeting. Students can take general education classes, with…

  • 1. Science Department Overview

    Category: Science / Description: The Chelsea High School Science Department curriculum, course content, and instructional methods are all designed to support and direct students as they: Develop critical-thinking and analytical skills; Engage in active learning; and Develop a coherent understanding of the physical world.The Science Department curriculum is aligned with…

  • 1. Physical Education Department Overview

    Category: Physical Education / Description: All students should be physically fit as well as academically fit. The Physical Education Department’s courses are designed to help students understand the importance of maintaining an active and healthy lifestyle beyond their high school years. Students also have an opportunity to use their problem-solving…

  • 1. Performing Arts Department Overview

    Category: Performing Arts / Description: Our students explore music, dance, and drama and expand and refine their talents through classroom work and a range of extra-curricular activities including the Drama Program, Jazz Band, the Tri-M Music Honor Society, and select performance ensembles. Our relationships with organizations like the Boston Symphony,…

  • 1. Mathematics Department Overview

    Category: Mathematics / Length: Full Year / Description: Our courses are designed to teach strong mathematical and problem-solving skills. All courses incorporate lessons designed to help students develop the literacy skills necessary to succeed in mathematics and effectively communicate their reasoning to others. We emphasize the development of critical thinking…

  • 1. History and Social Science Overview

    Category: History and Social Science / Length: Full Year / Description: Our goal is to help students develop the ability to make informed and reasoned decisions as citizens of a culturally diverse, democratic society and an interdependent world. Cicero, a famous Roman statesman, wrote, ‘to be ignorant of what occurred…

  • 1. Bridge Academy Department Overview

    Category: Bridge Academy / Description: The Bridge Academy is a school-within-a-school at Chelsea High School that encompasses the Language Learners (ELL) program for grades 9 – 12. All of the teachers and support staff in the Bridge Academy are trained to work with – and support – newcomers and second-language…

  • Mastery Geometry

    Course Number: MAS-221 / Category: Mathematics / Credits: 10 / Recommended Grades: 9,10,11 / Level: College Prep / Length: Semester / Description: This course is intended for students who took, but did not receive credit for Geometry (FAILED). In this course, students grapple with precise geometric definitions and theorems in…